Ballot box conservation: a study of local U.S. conservation measures and its use by local governments and planners

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dc.contributor.author Clanahan, Christopher M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-08T14:39:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-08T14:39:58Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/17299
dc.description.abstract As a legislative technique, the application of initiative or referendum is considered unconventional, yet frequently utilized to address local conservation issues throughout most of the United States. The subject of its appropriateness continues to remain under debate, especially in the field of planning. This longitudinal study employs a descriptive trend analysis on conservation measures conducted by local governments between 1996 and 2012, in order to identify any changes or consistencies in application. Subsequently, personal interviews were conducted with experienced local government officials to facilitate an understanding of current perceptions, specific experiences, and the outcomes relationship to comprehensive and capital improvement plans. Some key findings from this study include numerous relationships between ballot box conservation and election cycles, and a misperception by local governments of the passage capabilities of ballot box conservation. The inferences from this study will aid local governments and planners to consider or reconsider their stance on the use of ballot box conservation. Additionally, if local communities and governments do choose to practice or continue to practice the use of ballot box conservation, this study’s key findings will assist them in making their measures more successful. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Ballot box conservation en_US
dc.subject Local government en_US
dc.subject Planning en_US
dc.subject Land conservation en_US
dc.subject Comprehensive plan en_US
dc.subject Voting en_US
dc.title Ballot box conservation: a study of local U.S. conservation measures and its use by local governments and planners en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor Huston Gibson en_US
dc.subject.umi Political Science (0615) en_US
dc.subject.umi Social Research (0344) en_US
dc.subject.umi Urban Planning (0999) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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